The GSC and Professional Development for Educators
The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for those who wish to improve their teaching/practice and understanding of critical global issues.
Global Issues Through Literature - Global Health and Gender Equality
This reading group for K-12 educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions take place in 4130 Posvar Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m on Thursdays. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided. Click date below to register and on the respective book cover to learn more about the story.
Past Global Issues Workshops
February 27, 2020
Discussion led by Carmen A. Martinez, Ed.D. Adjunct Faculty of Modern Languages at Duquesne University
Co-sponsored by Latin American Studies
January 23, 2020
November 21, 2019
October 3, 2019
Discussion held by Dr. Kat Lieder
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Current Professional Development Workshop Events
Interdisciplinary Global Educators Working Group
*Post-Poned, new dates will be coming soon*
*K-12 Professional Development Call for Applications
Have you wished for the opportunity to work with colleagues at your school to globalize a unit, lesson, or module? Collaborate across disciplines with colleagues from your school to (re)design the global curriculum! This program will provide teachers with the time, space, and material support to gather with like-minded colleagues and (re)design an interdisciplinary, global unit or lessons. We are accepting applications from teams of 2-4 teachers, librarians, curriculum development specialists, and/or administrative personnel. Free parking, Act 48 credit, and a stipend provided to each participant as well as a mini-grant offered to each team for curricular materials. This Working group is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, European Studies Center, and Center for Russia, East European and Eurasian studies.
*Attendance at all Saturday sessions is required. All Working Groups will be held in a web-based capacity.*
Direct questions to Maja Konitzer.
Join us for this FREE professional development mini course on the world of Whaling from New England to Europe to Japan. Speakers will address topics such as the lives of sailors, what parts of a whale and what kinds of whales were harvested, the global commodity chain of whaling, and a challenge to the contemporary Japanese narrative about the importance of whaling to Japan.
In this workshop for K-14 Educators, participants will gain access to resources on teaching about cultural interactions as a topic of study. Using examples from the arts, technology and trade, we will explore primary sources that illustrate how to teach about these interactions through documents, objects, and artworks that represent modes of interaction. Dinner, parking, and Act 48 credit are provided. Click on date below to register
Presented by Susan Douglass, Ph.D. Center For Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University